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Staniel Cay Rental Home with Breathtaking Views!

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,200 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms +, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4)

Staniel Cay is a wonderful small island in the central part of 'The Exumas', about 70 miles southeast of Nassau, and 'Swept Away' is a beautiful vacation home, located on 3 private acres on Staniel Cay. It is situated on the highest hill on South Staniel, with incredible 360 degree views of the island, and the surrounding breathtaking multi-hued waters.

The house is a unique round design, that allows island breezes from all directions. It is beautifully furnished with Island colors, and artistic decor that reflects comfortable, luxury, air conditioned upscale Island living. For pictures, and more information, please click on the link to see our website. (see below, under 'Links to more information'). Minimum Stay of 1 week. Sorry, no children under 12 years old. Each addt'l person over 2 people is an extra $150 per week

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Barry Tendler
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 19, 2018

About Barry Tendler

We are a retired couple that have our main home in Miami. My most favorite place on earth is Staniel Cay, Exuma, Bahamas.

Barry Tendler purchased this house in 2003

Why Barry Tendler chose Exuma

It is a beautiful home that is immaculate, completely equipped with everything that you would like to have. The view is spectacular in all directions, and it is located less than 1 mile to any place on the Island.


Exuma House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Water View
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 1 bathroom has a Jacuzzi bathtub, and the Master Bath has a beautiful glass block shower.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Queen size Beds (2)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • photography
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Central Air Conditioning, Satellite Internet, CD/DVD Player, Full modern Kitchen, including Dishwasher, & Microwave, Pots & pans, dishes & all utensils provided, Linens & Towels, (including beach towels) are provided, Jetted Jacuzzi Tub in Bath, Golf Cart included in the rental price! No Smoking. Minimum 1 week stay


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Staniel Cay Rental Home with Breathtaking Views!
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews

fantastic views and a great house to stay at

  • 5 of 5

SWEPT AWAY is the perfect house with a perfect location

that has amazing sunrise and sunset views

this house comes complete with everything needed for a vacation escape and

includes wifi, Direct TV, a gas grill and beach towels

The owner is very helpful and accommodating

Enjoy a true island getaway at SWEPT AWAY

  • Submitted: Nov 15, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for writing such a wonderful review! It is so ice to hear that our guests feel the same way as we do about our fabulous place. Hopefully, your glowing review will encourage new guests to come and stay at "Swept Away". It was a real pleasure having you stay at "Swept Away", and please know that you are welcome back anytime. See you soon! Warmest regards, Barry
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Great place to stay in a fabulous location

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed at Swept Away for 8 days in February 2018 and really enjoyed our time on Staniel Cay. The house has lovely views in every direction, was extremely comfortable and had everything we needed to ensure a very relaxing holiday.

The design of the house and location means that you can enjoy the sunrise and sunset with sun or shade throughout the day depending on your preference as well as cooling breezes due to the elevated position. It was also very quiet and private while being a short drive away from everything we needed (the Island is very small!).

The golf cart that is included in the rental was great for exploring the island and making regular visits to the Yacht club for drinks and dinner which we really liked. We also loved visiting Pirate trap beach which was very beautiful.

We had the good fortune to meet Barry who is the owner of the property who gave us lots of useful information about the island and told us some very interesting stories too.

We rented a boat for the length of our stay and really enjoyed exploring the local area and would highly recommend this. We had very limited boating experience but got the hang of driving it and navigating within a few hours.

Having explored the rest of the island we were very happy that we chose to stay at Swept Away and would definitely choose to stay there again if we ever get the chance to return to Staniel Cay.

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great house, beautifully furnished with amazing views!

  • 5 of 5

The house was very comfortable fully equipped with everything that you could possibly want.

360 degree spectacular views! We absolutely loved it!

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much. It is so nice to receive such wonderful reviews all the time! It is so true, "Swept Away" is a very special, beautifully furnished, comfortable home, with spectacular views in all directions. It really is a great home to live in while visiting Staniel Cay and the central Exumas.
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Perfect for two couples

  • 5 of 5

We rented the home for a week and it is just the right size for two couples. Great views all around. Easy to relax in. Kitchen a bit short on dinner knives, wine glasses & coffee cups, but otherwise fully stocked. We were visiting friends on the cay so the included golf cart made it easy to get around. Barry was very solicitous that we enjoy our stay -- and we did! Lovely island, great community and welcoming people too.

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the glowing review. I am so glad that you enjoyed your stay, and please come back anytime. Regards, Barry
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  • 5 of 5

I stayed there for a week, and the accommodations were superb! Everything was in working order and very clean. The views were awesome and could not ask for a better place. Will most definitely be staying there again. Internet and TV were a big plus!

  • Submitted: Jan 24, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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It don't get better than this (Song by the Barefoot Man)

  • 5 of 5

Swept Away could not have been better, which is more than I can say for VRBO which lost my first attempt at writing an excellent review.

From the outset, it was a real pleasure working with Barry. Not only did the rental go smoothly, but he also made recommendations for travel to Staniel Cay from Nassau and boat rental. We had originally thought to go to the Staniel Cay Yacht Club, but it is always fully booked, but, having now been to Staniel Cay, renting Swept Away was a far better option.

We were two couples over 70, with 3 of the 4 having lived in Nassau for a minimum of 12 years each. So we knew the Bahamas well, and consider the Exumas to be one of the best, and arguably the best, vacation spots in the whole Bahamas. The private plane from Nassau provides some exquisite views of the colors of the Exumas.

Swept Away was ideal for two couples. It is bright, comfortable, and has a magnificent 360 view as it is on one of the highest points of the island (about 60'). This also means it gets the breeze, which adds to the comfort and obviates the need for the a/c for a lot of the time. The golf cart is a big plus for getting around.

If you're looking for great night life, this is not the place for you. The Yacht Club is lively, but there's nothing else. The food at the Yacht Club is very good, and, given the cost of getting anything to Staniel Cay, is quite reasonable. The Taste and Sea restaurant has good Bahamian food, but they soaked us on drink prices. Big Dogs usually has Pig Feet Souse, which you should try if you want a real Bahamian specialty.

If you are able to provision up before going to Staniel Cay, you should do so. The 3 grocery stores have limited selections, and, if the mail boat doesn't come in, may run out of even staples.

You can't go to Exumas without going out in a boat. Barry's caretaker, Berkie Rolle, runs a store and a marina and rents out boats. The water is maybe the most beautiful in the world and there are plenty of islands with beautiful beaches close by, so you don't need to be an expert boater, just learn how to "read" the depth of the water by looking at it.

If you want a (mostly) self-catering, peaceful, relaxing, reasonably priced, idyllic vacation, you would have to look hard to beat Swept Away and Staniel Cay.

  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bahamas Outdoors Birding & Nature Tours
Nearest Airport
Staniel Cay Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Big Dogs
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Taste & Sea
Car: not necessary

Exploring the Bahamas Land & Sea National Park, Exploring many caves ,including the World Famous 'Thunderball Grotto' where scenes were filmed for the James Bond movie of the same name, 'Thunderball', also, visit the famous swimming pigs of Big Majors, and the giant Iguanas on Great Iguana Cay


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500

All taxes and fees are included in the weekly rate. There are NO extra charges!
Christmas week, Dec. 20th to Dec. 27th - Available $2,300 for the week. Additional person over 2 is $150 per week

50% due at the time of the reservation. The balance is due no later than 30 days before your date of arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.